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Posted May 29, 2017
Riverview Middle School seventh-graders invite the public to experience the mini-golf courses they have constructed as a yearlong STEAM project.
The project – designed to tap into Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math – involved more than 140 students in the construction of two 18-hole mini-golf courses.
Students began by writing letters to gauge interest from area businesses, and then conducted interviews to gain knowledge about participating businesses.
In April, each team of students shared scale models of three potential hole designs with their sponsor to get feedback. They then began design work on one of the holes – or in some cases a combination, based on what the sponsor wanted.
Teams then researched and purchased supplies, and finally built a life-size mini-golf hole for their sponsor.
Students will be setting up the course for the first time and playing it on May 31, with elementary students trying them out the next day, and other students the following day. The public is invited to play from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 1. Suggested donation is $1 per course, to fund future projects. Water will be available for purchase.
Teachers involved in the project were Sara Schubert, Justin Lloyd, Lisa Miller, Abbie Ward, Kari Langenhahn, Sue Sell, Kelly Ochalek, Shelley Benedict, Judy Dykstra and Jessica Barrington.
Precision Flooring donated carpet for the projects. Additional sponsors include Acuity, Bank First National, Bemis, Brittany's School of Dance, Chiro-Health Chiropractic Care Center, Chuck Van Horn Dodge, CPN Hair Studio, CSR and Sons Trucking, Culvers, Custom Craft & Trophy, Fairview Elementary School, Focus Physical Therapy, Horizon Elementary School, Johnsonville, Joseph & Joseph Dental, Kohler Co., KW Electric, Kwik Trip, Lori Feldman-Schmitt Studio of Dance, Louise Mann's Piano Studio, Marshall's Convenience Store, Masters Gallery, McNeilus Steel, Parkview Elementary School, Piggly Wiggly, Plymouth Arts Center, Plymouth Education Foundation, Plymouth Foam, Plymouth High School, Plymouth Rock Camping Resort, Quit-Qui-Oc Golf Course, Riverview Middle School, Sargento, Studio 55, Torro, and Wade House Historic Site.
• Explore the Innovative Opportunities section of our District Report Card to learn more our engineering and STEAM programs, which are among Sheboygan County’s most established and successful.